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This is an Address I and This is an Address II

Sasha Wortzel

Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art

This is an Address I considers the historical implications of Gansevoort Peninsula, a land mass in the Hudson River located at the end of Manhattan’s Gansevoort Street—particularly its importance for LGBTQ+ history. An epicenter of gay male life through the 1970s, the area later became home to a community of unhoused LGBTQ+ and HIV-positive people, who faced barriers to accessing HIV/AIDS care because the government did not recognize their community as a permanent address. Wortzel’s film incorporates a 1995 interview with Sylvia Rivera, a prominent trans activist living in the encampment. It also includes contemporary footage shot by the artist of the destruction of the peninsula’s Department of Sanitation facility.
MEDIUM Video, color, sound, (a): 17 minutes 12 seconds, (b): 9 minutes 3 seconds
DATES 2019
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2019.40a-b
CREDIT LINE Gift of the artist with support from the Mary Smith Dorward Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT
CAPTION Sasha Wortzel (American, born 1983). This is an Address I and This is an Address II, 2019. Video, color, sound, (a): 17 minutes 12 seconds, (b): 9 minutes 3 seconds Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist with support from the Mary Smith Dorward Fund, 2019.40a-b (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2019.40a-b_view01_SC.jpg)
IMAGE screen capture, Timestamp: 00:05, 2019.40a-b_view01_SC.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2020
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Sasha Wortzel (American, born 1983). <em>This is an Address I and This is an Address II</em>, 2019. Video, color, sound, (a): 17 minutes 12 seconds, (b): 9 minutes 3 seconds Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist with support from the Mary Smith Dorward Fund, 2019.40a-b (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2019.40a-b_view01_SC.jpg)